MAINE BEACHES

Long stretches of sandy beaches intermingle with the quintessential rocky beaches of Maine—a total of more than two dozen of all kinds—for more than thirty miles from Kittery to Old Orchard Beach. Here beaches are more than a way to spend the day. They are the center of activity for many. A walk, a morning surf, a time of reflection, or a full-day of fun.

Time here can be very well spent beachcombing for sand dollars, sea shells, or time softened colorful bits of glass; or simply kicking back waiting for the incoming high tide to chase you further up the beach. The region offers great vacation fun for every member of the family, including Fido. Nearly every beach is dog-friendly at some point during the day. Find your perfect beach in the chart below.

Maine Beach Amenities Key:
P
: Parking, D: Dogs/Pets Allowed, HA: Handicap Accessible, B: Boat Launch, C: Campfires Allowed, SA: Surfing Allowed, WT: Walking Trails, L: Lifeguards, R: Restrooms, F: Food, S: Showers, K: Playground, PA: Picnic Area, T: Trolley, ∗ Hours or availability varies; call for more information.

The Yorks

Cape Neddick Beach (York)  (207) 363-1040 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. | D∗

Fort Foster (Kittery)  (207) 439-3800 | Available for group functions. Open 7 days a week, hours vary. | P, D∗, HA, WT, R, K, PA

Harbor Beach (York)  (207) 363-1040 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. | P, D∗, HA, WT, L, R

Long Sands Beach (York)  (207) 363-1040 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. | P, D∗, HA, SA, L, R, F, T

Short Sands Beach (York)  (207) 363-1040 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. | P, D∗, HA, L, R, K, T

Ogunquit

Footbridge Beach (Ogunquit)  (207) 646-5139 | 7 days a week, 6 am to 11 pm. | P, D∗, HA, B, SA, L∗, R, T

Little Beach (Ogunquit)  (207) 646-5139 | 7 days a week, 6 am to 11 pm. | D∗, SA, WT, L∗

North Beach (Ogunquit)  (207) 646-5139 | 7 days a week, 6 am to 11 pm. | P, D∗, HA, SA, L∗, R

Ogunquit Main Beach (Ogunquit)  (207) 646-5139 | 7 days a week, 6 am to 11 pm. | P, D∗, HA, SA, L∗, R, F, T

Wells

Drakes Island Beach (Wells)  (207) 646-2451 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. | P, D∗, HA, SA, L, R

Wells Beach, Main Entrance (Wells)  (207) 646-2451 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. | P, D∗, HA, SA, L, R, F, K, T

Wells Beach, North Entrance (Wells)  (207) 646-2451 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. | P, D∗, HA, SA, L, R, T

Wells Harbor (Wells)  (207) 646-2451 | Availability for group functions varies. | P, D∗, HA, B, HT, R, F, K, PA, T

Sanford

Holdsworth Park (Sanford)  (207) 324-9130 | Open 7 days a week. | P, D, HA, HT, L, R, K, PA

The Kennebunks

The Colony Beach (Kennebunkport)  (207) 967-4243 | Days and hours vary. | P, D∗

Goose Rocks Beach (Kennebunkport)  (207) 967-4243 | Days and hours vary. | P∗, D∗, C∗

Gooch’s Beach (Kennebunk)  (207) 985-2102 | Days and hours vary. | P∗, D∗, HA, SA, L, R

Middle Beach (Kennebunk)  (207) 985-2102 | Days and hours vary. | P∗, D∗

Mother’s Beach (Kennebunk)  (207) 985-2102 | Days and hours vary. | P∗, D∗, L, R, K

Biddeford+Saco

Bayview (Saco)  (207) 282-1567 | Open 7 days a week, hours vary. | P, D, HA, L

Biddeford Pool (Biddeford)  (207) 282-1567 | Days and hours vary. Sticker parking can be obtained at City Hall. | P, D, L, R, S

Biddeford Rotary Park Biddeford)  (207) 282-1567 | Days and hours vary. | P, D, B, L, R, S, K, PA

Camp Ellis Beach (Saco)  (207) 282-1567 | Open 7 days a week. | P, D, BL, F

Ferry Beach State Park (Saco)  (207) 282-1567 | Days and hours vary. | P, D, HA, WT, L, S, K, PA

Fortunes Rocks Beach (Biddeford)  (207) 282-1567 | Open 7 days a week, hours vary. | L, R

Hills Beach (Biddeford)  (207) 282-1567 | Days and hours vary. | P, D

Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach (OOB)  (207) 934-2500 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Availability for group functions varies. | P∗, D∗, HA. C, SA, HT, L, R, F, S, K, PA, T